Treatment of periodontal disease

“Growing long in the tooth” is not a normal part of the ageing process. Gum and bone recession around the teeth is usually due to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can be treated successfully with proper care and maintenance.

Scaling and root planing is usually the first line of treatment for periodontal disease. It involves complete removal of calculus and plaque from all surfaces of the teeth and smoothing of the root surfaces. It is usually done while the teeth and gums are numb.

When scaling and root planing is not enough to stop the progression of periodontal disease, a wide range of periodontal surgeries may be employed. Generally these

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